Parking ban, snow leaves streets eerily empty

Posted: 02/08/13 at 6:30 pm EST      Last Updated: 02/08/13 at 11:03 pm EST

ANDOVER, Mass. (WHDH) – Right before the driving ban at 4 p.m., there was a rush to get home and many even scrambled to the grocery store at the last minute to stock up.

7News spoke with a plow driver, and said the storm reminds him of the Blizzard of ’78.

“It’s really tough, it reminds me of 1978. We were out plowing for almost -- oh jeez -- three days. I’m so happy that the governor told everybody to stay home. The roads are really bad, really slippery even for my four-wheel drive plow,” said Mark Guziejka, a plow driver.

“Wine, wine, a big bottle of Pinot Grigio. That’s about it, what else do you need!” said one woman who was stocking up.

“We’re set and good to go. Got the generator, got the snow blower, got everything. We’re good to go. It’s New England,” said Robin Power.

New Englanders make the best of this mess, including this plow driver and his wife.

“We’ve been married for 17 years, and this is the way we get some alone time,” said Jim and Tracy Bahrakis.

The worsening conditions, the parking ban and darkness have left I-93 mostly empty.

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